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Thursday, December 8 • 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Growing and Marketing Cut Flowers

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Join seasoned flower and herb grower Shannon Algiere as she discusses cut-flower production on the farm. This class will highlight techniques of raising flowers from seed to harvest, focusing on successful varieties, planting schedules, garden maintenance and winter storage practices. Shannon will emphasize good harvesting etiquette, efficient utilization of field and greenhouse space and the value of tracking data. There will also be class time dedicated to creative ways of designing and marketing cut flowers for a value-added market base. This is a perfect workshop for farmers and gardeners who want to start up or develop flowers as a highlighted crop commodity.

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Shannon Algiere

Shannon Algiere is flower and herb manager at Stone Barns Center. She was introduced to an agrarian lifestyle as a young girl, frolicking in strawberry fields and peach orchards and showing goats and rabbits at local fairs. While studying at the University of Rhode Island, Shannon... Read More →

Thursday December 8, 2016 3:45pm - 5:15pm
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